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    Default I really like my wheels Can I Keep Them?

    I really like the factory wheels but....Im planning on lifting the truck this spring and was wondering how big i can go with tires on these factory rims? Or are they just too narrow to make look decent?

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    what size are your rims? i've got factory 16x8's on mine and have 315x75's on mine and they work great......


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    Pretty sure I've seen people fit 36's on those wheels. I know someone from another forum was running 36x12.50's on his.

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    From what i can tell on the "all mighty GOOGLE" my rims are 16" x 6.5". That just sounds kinda crazy to put a 12.5in tire one. IDK maybe its just me...

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    i shoulda put also my old 06 had factory 17x7's and had 315x70's also......hope these help

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    Have you looked on the rims themselves? Before I accepted "Google's" answer, I'd pull a wheel, clean it up real good, and see if the wheel size has been stamped into it somewhere (usually on the backside or somewhere "out of the way")

    You can search tire manufacturer websites and see what size they recommend. It seems that, in general they like a rim width that is between 65 and 90% of the tire tread width. So they would probably like to see at least an 8 inch rim to put a 12.5 inch wide tire.
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